Montana State University - Bozeman, MT

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Facilities Planning, Design & Construction (FPDC) at Montana State University is charged with the management of all planning, design, and construction efforts for new structures, renovations, major maintenance, and infrastructure projects for all University facilities. In addition, the office provides space programming, long range campus and facilities planning, project estimating, Long Range Building Program planning, and is the liaison with local, state and federal agencies as related to planning and construction issues. FPDC consists of two service management sections which include Planning and Design & Construction.

Reporting to the Director, the individual in this position is responsible for planning, coordinating and monitoring the design and construction of all capital, repair and remodeling projects for the University, and administering the activities of the Architectural Services group within FPDC. Major areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Personnel Management - provide oversight and management of project management, design and support staff;
  • Represent the FPDC design & construction group across the University. The University Architect acts as the face for maintaining high standards for design and construction to all campus constituents;
  • Consultant Design Projects - assist in the development of design and use of each project, which includes working closely with Project Managers, campus clients, and consultants in the development of programming, schematic design and construction documents as they pertain to each project to ensure that University standards are met and that the end user's needs are met; review schematic design, design development and final bid documents, making necessary adjustments to ensure the University's needs are met within the budget and all University standards are achieved;
  • Design Standards - maintain a complete set of University design standards; review and update regularly to ensure that standards meet University expectations according to changing conditions; coordinate incorporation of University design standards into each construction project; and ensure the architectural quality and integrity of all campus environments are achieved;
  • Contracts Procedures - oversee project management, consultant and construction contract processes and procedures;
  • Policy and Codes – ensure adherence to State MCA requirements and Board of Regents policy, as well as federal, state, and local code compliance pertaining to design and construction projects;
  • Inspection - make regular observations regarding the condition of the campus infrastructure and advise on and/or initiate improvement projects to assure that buildings and grounds remain in a state of good repair; review in-house projects for compliance with local, state, and federal codes and standards;
  • Capital Planning – assist with development and implementation of capital planning efforts including Major Maintenance, Long Range Building Programs, Facilities Condition Inventory, and Capital Projects Development;
  • Master Planning - participate in the creation and subsequent revisions of University master planning when requested; work closely with planners and consultants in University master planning efforts; and
  • Committees - serve on building and campus committees as assigned and represent University interests to local, state, and community organizations.

  • Please respond, on a separate sheet(s) of paper, to EACH required and preferred qualification listed below by summarizing how your work experience and training relates to each of them. Specific examples should be included to aid the search committee in evaluating your qualifications.

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    Professional Degree in Architecture from an accredited college or university plus five years full-time (or part-time equivalent) progressively responsible architectural experience, post Intern Development Program (IDP) , in the areas of:
  • Design services;
  • Plan and specification production;
  • Project management; and
  • Personnel management.

  • 2.
    Current registration as a Professional Architect. (If from out of state, must obtain Montana license within 6 months of start date.)

    Architectural experience which demonstrates competency in each of the following areas (please address each area):
  • Architectural planning and design development;
  • Construction document production and oversight;
  • Management and oversight of multiple large projects simultaneously;
  • Budget and project management;
  • Organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to manage diverse activities and people; and
  • Leadership, team building, motivational, and interpersonal skills.

  • 4.
    Demonstrated competence and working knowledge of the International Building Codes (IBC), as well as, other applicable state and federal codes.

    Demonstrated excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written.

    Demonstrated competence identifying and implementing imaginative and cost effective solutions to complex problems.

    Demonstrated ability establishing productive relationships with a highly diverse range of internal and external constituents, such as faculty, staff, students and the general public.

    Demonstrated experience with AutoCad.


    National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) file.

    Experience working in architectural design in a university or institutional environment.

    Experience in client and project development.

    Experience in (CADD) Management and Production.

    Working knowledge of AutoCad Architecture 2010.

    The Successful
    Candidate Will

    The successful candidate will have also have the ability to : communicate effectively with employees and the public both in person and over the phone; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public in a team-oriented environment; the ability to represent Facilities Planning, Design & Construction and its programs to others in a professional and courteous manner.


    Position duties require frequent inspecting and investigating of construction projects and facilities systems, which involves accessing confined building areas, overhead hatches, high sloped roof systems without parapet walls, and exposure to biological and chemical hazards.

    Position requires professionally representing the University in the community, explaining and defending controversial planning programs.


    Screening of applications will begin April 22, 2013 , and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired.


    To apply, please submit the following application materials:
  • The MSU Application Cover Sheet. Download the MSU Application Cover Sheet and pertinent application information by clicking here MSU Classified Employment Application
  • ; Written responses to the Required and Preferred qualifications listed above;
  • Employment History or Resume; and
  • At least three (3) supervisory/professional references with contact information (most recent/current supervisor preferred.

  • Electronic submissions in Word or PDF are highly preferred but hard copies will be accepted. An original signature on the MSU Application Cover Sheet is required via scanned PDF, fax, or hardcopy original to the address below. Submit materials to:

    Kerry Evans, Personnel Officer Montana State University Facilities Services Plew Building, 6th & Grant P.O. Box 172760 Bozeman, MT 59717-2760 Phone: (406) 994-7664 Fax: 406-994-6572

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